NYC Honorary Street Names
Pvt. Joseph M. Merell Jr. American Legion Post Corner (Staten Island)
Location:Underneath the West Street sign at the southeast corner of Cary Avenue
Honoree: Joseph F. Merell (b. 1926) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his one-man attack against vastly superior enemy forces near Lohe, Germany on April 18, 1945. Entirely on his own initiative, he killed 23 Germans who were astride his path to weapons that would have decimated his unit had he not stormed their positions.
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